Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 8th June 2023 Issue no. 1068
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Aeras returns to sanitise and clean Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby
Spectators and jockeys chomping at the bit for the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby will have a clean and safe experience thanks to Pittsburgh-based drone technology company Aeras.
For the second consecutive year, the company will sanitise the exterior seating area at Churchill Downs using its patented charged-electrostatic drones. As the Derby returns to full capacity this year, Aeras also will use its innovative drone technology to power wash portions of the exterior at the racetrack for the oldest, continuously held sporting event in the US.
The pressure washing drones allow the company to provide cleaning services in a more effective, efficient and environmentally conscious manner. Using drones in an environment such as this, prioritises precision and speed while mitigating risk.
Aeras debuted its AER-Force sanitisation technology at last year's Kentucky Derby, one of the largest post-Covid, in-person events at the time. Public health officials linked fewer than 10 Covid cases to the event. Since then, Aeras has not only continued to provide massive venues with cost-effective, large-scale sanitisation options while eliminating all human error, but also expanded its technological capabilities to include applications in pressure washing, precision agriculture, infrastructure and other industries.
"We had an awesome experience working with Pritchard Sports and Churchill Downs last Spring and we are excited to expand this partnership at this year's Derby," says Eric Lloyd, Aeras CEO and co-founder. "Aeras technology gives spectators, staff and athletes peace of mind to know they're having the cleanest and best experience possible."
Mike Anderson, president of Churchill Downs Racetrack, says: "Cleanliness is always noticed. This partnership with Aeras will help our team to deliver a memorable and superior guest experience at the Kentucky Derby and throughout the year at Churchill Downs."
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aeras specialises in innovative drone technology applications for commercial sanitisation, exterior building and window treatment, precision agriculture, infrastructure and public safety.
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